Waterton Canyon Fly Fishing

Very close to Denver, Colorado Fly Fishing Guides

Fly Fishing Waterton Canyon:
Part of the South Platte River, located just outside of Denver, is a good fishery that offers Denver anglers a chance to get in a little streamside fly fishing close to home.  Just upstream from Chatfield Reservoir, Waterton Canyon is most easily explored on a mountain bike.  From the parking area off Wadsworth Blvd., one can walk or bike up the trail where six miles of trout stream await.  The farther up Waterton Canyon one goes, the better the fly fishing usually is.  Occasionally a monster rainbow or brown trout is caught as it travels
upstream from Chatfield Reservoir to spawn, but most of the fish tend to be on the smaller end of the trout spectrum.

The aggressive trout that inhabit the upper stretches of Waterton Canyon are often fooled by attractor dry flies or standard nymph rigs.  The dry-dropper combo can also be deadly in Waterton Canyon.

Winter anglers from Denver can also find relative solitude, in Waterton Canyon, and have opportunities to test their fly fishing skills on these pretty brown and rainbow trout.

A wild brown trout caught in Waterton Canyon. Perfect for quick Denver fly fishing day trips.

Caddisfly from Waterton Canyon. Click hear for information on our aquatic entomology course.

Another Waterton Canyon Brown trout. Denver fly fishing trips.

Besides ducks fly fisherman entering Waterton Canyon often see mule deer and even bighorn sheep. Near Denver.

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